“I’m a blackout drinker. That’s basically what happened,” he said by way of explaining his now-infamous Justin Bieber tantrum.
But it wasn’t just the drinking — it was the pills that he was taking for anxiety and depression. (It sounds like they were multitudinous.) “I started combining them to a point where I didn’t know what I was taking during the day and what I was taking at night. It was just this routine. My backpack sounded like a giant baby rattle.”
Now, though, it sounds like he’s on the road to recovery; after this hiatus, the band will resume touring on March 10. Good to have you back, Billie.